Authorities try to get to grips with Outlane ‘ice slick’

AN ice slick on a main road is causing danger to both motorists and pedestrians.

Water pouring across New Hey Road freezes - at junction with Gosport Lane, Outlane

AN ice slick on a main road is causing danger to both motorists and pedestrians.

And with temperatures set to freeze Kirklees Council and Yorkshire Water are now trying to identify the cause of the leak on New Hey Road, Outlane.

David Union from nearby Grange Close said: “It’s horrendous. In the summer British Gas did a lot of digging and a leak appeared afterwards.”

Mr Union has been keeping a log of his dealings trying to galvanise official organisations into stemming the seepage.

He added: “I feel it’s my duty to alert the authorities in case there’s a crash there.”

And Carl Evans said he had reported the problem to Kirklees as long ago as September 13.

He said: “Forward to now we have an ice slick approximately 100m long which will cause a very bad accident on this main road.”

A council spokesman said: “The council and Yorkshire Water are working together to identify the cause of the problem and will be on site today.

“This is being done as a matter of urgency and action will be taken as soon as possible.”

A sign alerting motorists to the frozen slush has now been placed at the junction of Gosport Lane and New Hey Road.

 

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